MUKILTEO, Wash. -- The University of Washington Bothell confirms Anna Bui, who was going into her sophomore year, was one of three people killed in the Mukilteo shooting early Saturday morning.
“Yesterday was a day of tremendous heartbreak for our community,” UW wrote in a statement Sunday.
Bui’s Facebook page is now a remembrance page. A post indicates that she had just returned from an overseas trip this month.
“I feel like a whole new person,” the post reads.
Bui was a 2015 graduate of Kamiak High School. So was Jordan Ebner, who died in the shooting.
“He’s just like the happiest kid, the cutest, sweetest smile, so polite, like kind of kid your parents love,” said Kennedy Michael, 18, who was friends with Ebner.
Bui, Ebner, and a third young man were killed by a shooter who attacked a gathering of friends at a house in Mukilteo's Chennault Beach neighborhood shortly after midnight early Saturday.
UW Bothell confirmed that the suspected shooter, Allen Ivanov, was also a student there.
“There's no doubt some of you know Anna or Allen, or both and will be devastated by this news. I implore you to counter violence with compassion,” UW wrote.
The university plans to hold a support gathering for faculty and students on Monday afternoon.
Police cleared the crime scene and reopened the street Sunday. People who fled the shooting returned to pick up their cars. No one answered the door at the house which, hours earlier, was surrounded by police crime scene tape.
Ellen and Brian Forster walked over with a card and flower. Their son Simon is among the circle of friends and former classmates impacted by the shooting.
“(It’s) hard to grasp the end of these lives and I think the end of a kind of feeling like you can go to a friend’s house and know that everything is going to be ok,” said Ellen Forster.
Neighbors say the summer gatherings across the street were usually pretty quiet. Everyone seemed to get along.
“There was never any problem, never,” said Herb Faust, who has lived on the block for 21 years.
The late-night crackle of gunfire jolted this community into a different kind of nightmare.
“(We’re) just so sad that this happened here,” said Forster.